William Cowper was one of the greatest English letter writers. The Correspondence of William Cowper contains hundreds of letters that Cowper sent to family and friends. These letters reveal not only his acts and surroundings but also the innermost workings of his mind. While Cowper himself—the shy, lovable, self-torturing, playful, just, honorable, and warm-hearted poet—is the center of this correspondence, the personalities of his correspondents are as vivid as characters from a Dickens novel. Volume two contains letters from the years 1783 to 1786.
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